SilencerCo – Best Suppressors for .30 Caliber in 2023
SilencerCo – Best Suppressors for .30 Caliber in 2023
If you’re on a quest to find the best .30 caliber suppressors on the market, you’re at the right place. SilencerCo has several 30 Cal suppressors to choose from, and you’re sure to find one that meets your needs.
First: Understand the Differences in .30 Ammunition
Before we get into which suppressors are best for anyone looking to suppress .30 Cal, we need to explore the different varieties of .30 caliber ammunition and their applications.
The family of cartridges under the .30 caliber umbrella really is large and diverse. This is a huge group of rifle and pistol projectiles that are all within this tenth-of-an-inch size range.
Factors to consider when you’re selecting a .30 caliber suppressor are weight, length, sound reduction, durability, and compatibility with your firearm(s). It’s vital to ensure that the suppressor you choose meets your needs, and that it will last a lifetime. That’s why SilencerCo offers a lifetime warranty on all their suppressors, so that you know that you are covered when you purchase one of their suppressors.
After taking all of these variables into consideration, if you’re looking to suppress .30 caliber rounds, (300, 300 Blackout, 30-06, .308, 6.5 Creedmoor), SilencerCo has the best options available.
The Best .308 Suppressor - Omega 36M
For .308, I like the Omega 36M. It has impressive sound reduction levels down to 136.9 dB and its performance is consistent and reliable, with minimal back pressure and point-of-impact shift. It’s easy to use and maintain too, thanks to its lightweight design and modular construction.
I can run it in its long configuration on my bolt-action Savage 110, confidently shooting out past 1,000 yards. This is my go-to for whitetail, and I use it regularly.
In the shorter configuration, I can use it on the semi-auto Ruger SFAR to keep that platform maneuverable. While I like the one-and-done accuracy of the bolt-action platforms, I respect the ability to make fast follow-up shots at closer ranges. For hog hunting, nothing beats the AR-10 or its variants.
I’m a .308 devotee. Whether you approach this from the civilian side of .308, or the government side as 7.62×51 NATO, the cartridge is exceptionally capable. There are even subsonic loads that suppress exceptionally well and still provide effective terminal ballistics at close range.
The Best 300 Blackout Suppressor - Chimera 300
For 300 BLK, I’d recommend the Chimera 300. This silencer is a top performer that offers exceptional noise reduction. With a maximum sound reduction of up to 34dB, it is one of the quietest suppressors available. It brings 300 BLK down to the 125 dB range.
Another highlighting characteristic of the Chimera 300 is its unmatched durability. It is made from sturdy materials that can withstand even the most demanding shooting conditions. In fact, it is so durable that your gun will fail before the suppressor does, full-auto or otherwise.
While the .308 defines the AR-10 platform, many like the way 300 Blackout runs through smaller, lighter carbines. Most 300 BLK rifles are set up as tactical guns. Many go in and out of compact cases, so fast attachments are a must. The Chimera is easy to install with the reliable quick-attach ASR Mount and a 5/8 X 24 Muzzle Brake.
The Best 300 Win Mag Suppressor - Omega 300
Speed and accuracy make 300 Win Mag a go-to for big game hunters, and the Omega 300 is ideal. With sound reduction levels of up to 39dB, the Omega 300 provides outstanding noise reduction. It takes 300 Win Mag down to the 140 dB range, which is significant for a round this powerful. The Omega 300 holds down the noise and can hold in the pressure.
The Omega 300 also offers impressive accuracy, minimal point-of-impact shift, and minimal back pressure, ensuring consistent and reliable performance. One of the key advantages of the Omega 300 is its versatility, with compatibility across a wide range of calibers and firearms. Additionally, users can replace the anchor brake with a .30 bravo front cap, providing even more flexibility and personal style when shooting.
The SilencerCo Omega 300 is a top-of-the-line suppressor that offers exceptional performance and versatility, making it the go-to choice for anyone looking for the best 300 Win Mag suppressor on the market. In fact, the Omega 300 has become legendary. It is the most-sold suppressor, ever. There are over 500,000 in the hands of the public as of 2023, which is more than any other suppressor from any manufacturer.
The Best 6.5 Creedmoor Suppressor - Harvester Evo
I’d put the Harvester EVO up for the 6.5 family of cartridges. The Harvester’s minimalist design is really unique. The baffles are welded together, eliminating the need for an external tube. This gives the Harvester a unique look, but also cuts out weight—making this an ideal suppressor for an ultralight 6.5 build.
The 6.5 Creedmoor has taken off in the last decade. The ballistic coefficient of the bullet and its flat trajectory and relatively heavy round has made this a popular round for both long-range target shooting and hunting. It is hard to beat the performance of this do-it-all round, and—even though it is always hypersonic—it is a favorite for suppressed hunts.
What is the best suppressor for .30-06 or .30-30?
The Hybrid 46M isn’t a dedicated .30 caliber can, yet it will suppress anything in the .30 caliber family, plus some much larger rounds, too. It is built to hunt. If you are one that likes to run out to 1,000 yards with a 6.5 Creedmoor, hunt elk with a .30-06, and saves the .30-30 brush-gun for close range white tails, you can suppress them all with a Hybrid 46M.
The Hybrid 46M allows for the removal of a front module which provides the shooter with a shorter and lighter suppressor body capable of effectively suppressing all centerfire pistol cartridges as well as rifle offerings as large as .45-70 Govt and .458 SOCOM. When it comes to versatility, the Hybrid 46M really is the best choice on the market today.
The best part? There is no compromise on performance. With the right accessories, the Hybrid 46M can compete with any other suppressor on this list for sound suppression.
What about the AK?
Well-made AKs are worth suppressing, and the Omega 36M is a great choice. Made of stainless steel, titanium, and cobalt 6, the Omega 36M provides durability and resistance to the repetitive stresses often associated with rounds like 7.62×39.
Like the Hybrid 46M, the Omega 36M can be assembled in long or short configurations. A suppressed AK will never be as quiet as a well-built 300 BLK bolt gun with a suppressor, but even the short configuration of the 36M is going to take the teeth out of the 7.62×39 and maintain the maneuverability and balance you want in a tactical workhorse like the AK.
AK’s require some custom work to suppress. AKs are threaded in either 14×1 LH or 24×1.5mm from the factory. These threads are commonly non-concentric to your barrel. Rethreading your barrel to 1/2×28 by a professional is generally required before adding a suppressor to your firearm.
The Best .30 Caliber Suppressor
If you’ve read through the entire article, you know that the best .30 caliber suppressor depends on what you’re shooting and on personal preference. That being said, if I had to pick the best overall suppressor SilencerCo offers, it would have to be either the legendary Omega 300 or the heavier and more versatile Hybrid 46M.
The Omega 300 actually will outperform most if not all of the suppressors in this list in their given category in pure sound performance. It’s light, short, and, most importantly, quiet. There’s a reason that the Omega 300 is considered the best suppressor by many dealers and shooters. It epitomizes what a suppressor should be and do.
On the other hand, the Hybrid 46M really is impressive with its performance, and while it doesn’t quite match the Omega 300 across the board in sound suppression, it comes pretty close. And it can suppress more calibers and therefore more firearms than the Omega 300. The Hybrid 46M really is the do-it-all suppressor.
Both suppressors have their place in your arsenal. For me, the decision comes down to versatility and the Hybrid 46M wins out because it can do it all.
While we’ve been talking primarily about .30 caliber rounds, each of these suppressors can handle many other calibers. You can shoot most anything smaller than the hole in the baffles and end cap. While a silencer may be optimized for one caliber, it may not be limited to that caliber.